Crosstown stations see important touches – Including a tapestry for Keelesdale’s station name

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is seeing details that will become very familiar to riders. Recent images show tiling and tapestry, as well as some heavy concrete work along the line.

What’s in a name?

A great deal, if it’s to become your stop along Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) route.

Image shows Keelesdale sign at platform.
The Keelesdale crew is connecting the dots – of the urban tapestry being installed at the platform level. (Metrolinx photo)

The latest update images show the work crews have been doing at Keelesdale, as they put up the urban tapestry that spells out the station’s name. For Toronto’s Silverthorn neighbourhood, the bit of housekeeping branding will soon become an iconic transit point to start and end busy days.

So the name – even against a platform wall – is an important step.

And speaking of steps. At Oakwood Station, experts have been busy installing tile at the platform level. How many travellers will walk across the cool, white flooring in the years to come?

Fresh tiles are shown on the platform.
Inside the Oakwood Station, crews are installing the tiling at the platform level. (Metrolinx photo)

While these touches are ones future customers will notice from the first time they use the Crosstown line, there’s still ongoing heavy construction work that is a bit deeper than most casual eyes will notice. It includes a new concrete pour at street level of the southeast entrance at Chaplin Station.

Image shows fresh concrete.
At Chaplin Station, crews completed a concrete pour at the street level of the southeast entrance. (Metrolinx photo)

Needed work. But it’s seeing that name against the platform wall that sends a nice message about journeys to come.